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The Universe: Secrets of the Sun

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It is a fireball in the sky, a bubbling, boiling, kinetic sphere of white hot plasma, exploding and erupting. Its size is almost unimaginable--one million Earths would fit within its boundaries. In this violence is born almost all the energy that makes existence on Earth possible. Yet, its full mysteries are only now beginning to be understood. From sunspots to solar eclipses, solar flares to solar storms, the birth of the sun to its potential death, discover the science and history behind this celestial object that makes life on Earth exist.

Media Details

Runtime: 44 minutes 8 seconds

Bubbling hot plasma. Caption: superheated into a plasma that burns at millions of degrees.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 1
44 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Earth and Mars passing each other in space. Caption: Mars and the Earth had been passing each other
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 2
44 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of Jupiter's radiation. Caption: Its electromagnetic radiation is intense.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 4
44 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Two red orange planets in space. Caption: coalesced to shape our moon.
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 6
44 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Meteor on fire traveling downwards. Caption: Venus has been hit hard with meteors…
The Universe
Season 1 / Ep 7
44 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Close up view of Neptune in space. Caption: What happened to Neptune's great dark spot?
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 1
44 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
View of Saturn in space. Caption: "Saturn: Lord of the Rings."
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 2
44 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Six planets orbiting around the sun. Caption: (narrator) It is gravity that holds our solar system together.
The Universe
Season 2 / Ep 17
44 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of Mars in space. Caption: (narrator) How could life have first formed on Mars?
The Universe
Season 5 / Ep 2
44 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Image of the sun from above Earth. Caption: And the clock is ticking toward magnetic apocalypse.
The Universe
Season 5 / Ep 3
44 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

Viewer Comments

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    Joan S. (Old Westbury, NY)
    April 15th, 2015 at 07:59 AM

    This was a great visual aid in explanation of of the dynamics of the sun in the universes. Enhanced standard specific explanations in regards to the sun in the univesre.